veryhot_post in Brad Penn 40W in Engine, Transmission & Rear End Author Topic: Brad Penn 40W  (Read 1737 times)

Offline Michael_B767_ATP

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Leaning Tower of Power
  • *
  • Location: Boca Raton, Florida
  • Posts: 94
  • Credits: 730
    • Share Post
xx in Brad Penn 40W in Engine, Transmission & Rear End
Brad Penn 40W
« on: December 28, 2017, 07:53:51 PM »
Hi Everyone,

What's your opinion on Brad Penn 40W in a 440 here in Florida, good idea or not?

Thanks
Mike

Linkback: https://forum.e-bodies.org/engine-transmission-and-rear-end/4/brad-penn-40w/5053/

Online Spikedog08

  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Six Pack
  • *****
  • Location: Howell, Michigan
  • index in Brad Penn 40W in Engine, Transmission & Rear End
  • Posts: 2083
  • Credits: 6560
  • MOPAR FOREVER
    • Share Post
xx in Brad Penn 40W in Engine, Transmission & Rear End
Re: Brad Penn 40W
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2017, 08:00:59 PM »
Stock 440?   :dunno:
Drive it like you stole it . . . And they're CHASING you!

Offline Michael_B767_ATP

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Leaning Tower of Power
  • *
  • Location: Boca Raton, Florida
  • Posts: 94
  • Credits: 730
    • Share Post
xx in Brad Penn 40W in Engine, Transmission & Rear End
Re: Brad Penn 40W
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2017, 08:03:39 PM »
Hi,

Stock 440.

E-Bodies Cuda Challenger Message Forum

xx in Brad Penn 40W in Engine, Transmission & Rear End
Re: Brad Penn 40W
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2017, 08:03:39 PM »

Offline Michael_B767_ATP

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Leaning Tower of Power
  • *
  • Location: Boca Raton, Florida
  • Posts: 94
  • Credits: 730
    • Share Post
xx in Brad Penn 40W in Engine, Transmission & Rear End
Re: Brad Penn 40W
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2017, 08:13:32 PM »
Hi,

I like the idea of added zinc.

Online Spikedog08

  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Six Pack
  • *****
  • Location: Howell, Michigan
  • index in Brad Penn 40W in Engine, Transmission & Rear End
  • Posts: 2083
  • Credits: 6560
  • MOPAR FOREVER
    • Share Post
xx in Brad Penn 40W in Engine, Transmission & Rear End
Re: Brad Penn 40W
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2017, 08:21:39 PM »
Certainly would work for me . .  :twothumbsup:

Online RUNCHARGER

  • Trade Count: (6)
  • E-Body Wizard
  • *****
  • Location: Chilliwack B.C. Canada
  • index in Brad Penn 40W in Engine, Transmission & Rear End
  • Posts: 5860
  • Credits: 13500
    • Share Post
xx in Brad Penn 40W in Engine, Transmission & Rear End
Re: Brad Penn 40W
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2017, 09:38:52 PM »
I wouldn't. I just don't like the idea on forcing 40W through an engine with stock clearances at say 70 degrees (cold startup).
Sheldon

Offline Cuda_mark

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Small Block
  • **
  • Location: Tolland, CT
  • Posts: 248
  • Credits: 870
    • Share Post
xx in Brad Penn 40W in Engine, Transmission & Rear End
Re: Brad Penn 40W
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2017, 05:52:11 AM »
I wouldn't. I just don't like the idea on forcing 40W through an engine with stock clearances at say 70 degrees (cold startup).

I've used the Brad Penn 10W-40 for years now in all of my older cars. A little more expensive but I like the idea of zinc as well.

E-Bodies Cuda Challenger Message Forum

xx in Brad Penn 40W in Engine, Transmission & Rear End
Re: Brad Penn 40W
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2017, 05:52:11 AM »

Offline 340challconvert

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Six Pack
  • ****
  • Location: Parsippany, New Jersey
  • index in Brad Penn 40W in Engine, Transmission & Rear End
  • Posts: 1036
  • Credits: 5030
    • Share Post
xx in Brad Penn 40W in Engine, Transmission & Rear End
Re: Brad Penn 40W
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2017, 12:09:54 PM »
Buy the Brad Penn, great for our older engines!
1970 A66 Challenger convertible

Offline Brads70

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Six Pack
  • ****
  • Location: Ontario, Canada
  • index in Brad Penn 40W in Engine, Transmission & Rear End
  • Posts: 3353
  • Credits: 10360
    • Share Post
xx in Brad Penn 40W in Engine, Transmission & Rear End
Re: Brad Penn 40W
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2017, 12:26:17 PM »
I'd say 40W will be fine with stock clearances, especially in Florida. I've used Brad Penn oil in my toys for years now. I use 20-50w in mine as per engine builder request. 

Offline cudabob496

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Small Block
  • **
  • Location: Richland, WA
  • index in Brad Penn 40W in Engine, Transmission & Rear End
  • Posts: 185
  • Credits: 1400
    • Share Post
xx in Brad Penn 40W in Engine, Transmission & Rear End
Re: Brad Penn 40W
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2017, 03:41:34 PM »
been using full syn 5-30w for 15 years.

flows quicker at startup, and increases horse power.

also, syn oil works until about 750 degrees, while regular oil will
quite at 450 degrees, if you have an oil starvation issue. Saved
my bacon when I lost oil pressure once.
« Last Edit: December 29, 2017, 05:17:19 PM by cudabob496 »
72 Cuda, owned for 27 years, 496, solid roller, 3500 stall, 3.91 gears, ported Stage VI heads, 3 inch X-pipe exhaust, 850 DP, ram air setup, fuel cell, batt in trunk,
Wilwood brakes, Weld wheels, MT ET Street tires, fiberglass hood, Alum radiator.

Online Cudamike

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Leaning Tower of Power
  • *
  • index in Brad Penn 40W in Engine, Transmission & Rear End
  • Posts: 59
  • Credits: 460
    • Share Post
xx in Brad Penn 40W in Engine, Transmission & Rear End
Re: Brad Penn 40W
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2017, 06:01:02 AM »
Brad Penn oil is partially synthetic to help on start up

E-Bodies Cuda Challenger Message Forum

xx in Brad Penn 40W in Engine, Transmission & Rear End
Re: Brad Penn 40W
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2017, 06:01:02 AM »

Offline cudabob496

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Small Block
  • **
  • Location: Richland, WA
  • index in Brad Penn 40W in Engine, Transmission & Rear End
  • Posts: 185
  • Credits: 1400
    • Share Post
xx in Brad Penn 40W in Engine, Transmission & Rear End
Re: Brad Penn 40W
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2017, 08:30:50 PM »
on my cars that sit outside in winter, I put 0-30w full synthetic, so
there is quick oil flow at startup. I use to have 10-40w in a Honda Accord,
and for a second after startup you could hear the valves tapping away.

Offline Topcat

  • Trade Count: (1)
  • Six Pack
  • ****
  • Location: Fremont, CA.
  • index in Brad Penn 40W in Engine, Transmission & Rear End
  • Posts: 1644
  • Credits: 7240
    • Share Post
xx in Brad Penn 40W in Engine, Transmission & Rear End
Re: Brad Penn 40W
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2017, 01:08:29 AM »
I wouldn't. I just don't like the idea on forcing 40W through an engine with stock clearances at say 70 degrees (cold startup).

I've used the Brad Penn 10W-40 for years now in all of my older cars. A little more expensive but I like the idea of zinc as well.

Brad Penn 10-40 or Joe Gibbs oil 10-40 is what I use.

Offline dodj

  • Trade Count: (1)
  • Big Block
  • ***
  • Location: Thunder Bay
  • index in Brad Penn 40W in Engine, Transmission & Rear End
  • Posts: 650
  • Credits: 3080
    • Share Post
xx in Brad Penn 40W in Engine, Transmission & Rear End
Re: Brad Penn 40W
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2017, 04:43:52 AM »
I use 20-50w in mine as per engine builder request.
Do you know why he would recommend such an oil?

For people that would like to read a lot about oil..
https://bobistheoilguy.com/motor-oil-101/
« Last Edit: December 31, 2017, 05:14:56 AM by dodj »
"Some guys think that having a better car makes them better than other guys, and those guys are right." -Top Gear

Offline Jim AAR

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Big Block
  • ***
  • Location: Winnipeg, MB
  • index in Brad Penn 40W in Engine, Transmission & Rear End
  • Posts: 473
  • Credits: 2160
  • Jim AAR - (B-7) Jamaica Blue 4 spd
    • Share Post
xx in Brad Penn 40W in Engine, Transmission & Rear End
Re: Brad Penn 40W
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2017, 06:16:21 AM »
I've used 20w50 usually Valvoline VR1 Racing Motor Oil in my 340-6pk since I have owned the car and my engine builder recommended that as well when it was rebuilt in 1982-83. Never had any issues with it. It's has High zinc/phosphorus for anti-wear protection, including push-rod and flat tappet applications

I have never started or driven the car when the temperature was lower than 45 degrees F.

Synthetic oil was in it's infancy back then:

Quote below from: http://www.oil4kids.com/syn-hist.htm

The Development of Synthesized Motor Oils:
A Historical Review
by Ed Newman
Marketing & Advertising Coordinator, AMSOIL INC.

Actually, for more than a year Jack had been putting a variety of Al's synthetic formulations in his previous cars, so he did not feel that he was putting his vehicle at serious risk. After several more years of fine tuning his formulation, AMZOIL (Amatuzio-oil) was created and became the first 100% synthetic diester based engine oil to pass the API sequence tests and receive API qualification in 1972.

The following year Mobil Oil began marketing the first PAO based engine oil overseas and in 1975 they began test marketing a synthetic PAO based synthetic in the U.S. called Mobil 1.

Over time a growing niche of consumers became aware of the performance benefits synthetic offered. As additional products were developed, from synthetic diesel oil to two cycle oils, synthetic transmission fluids and gear lubes, so grew the interest. With growing market opportunity, more companies made contributions in the development of basestock fluids and new technologies, including the Gulf Oil Company (since acquired by Chevron), Chevron Corporation, Amoco, Ethyl Corporation, Exxon, Henkel, Castrol, Uniroyal, Lubrizol, Neste Chemical, and Texaco (additive technology and synfluids since acquired by Ethyl).

By the mid-nineties nearly every oil company carried a high end synthetic motor oil in its product line, though only a few companies seem truly dedicated to promoting them. Nevertheless, synthetic lubricants are currently the fastest growing segment of the oil industry and they are definitely here for the long haul.

E-Bodies Cuda Challenger Message Forum

xx in Brad Penn 40W in Engine, Transmission & Rear End
Re: Brad Penn 40W
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2017, 06:16:21 AM »

Tags:

Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter Share via whatsapp

xx
Brad, don't look. Please don't look. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Started by Roadman

34 Replies
1793 Views
Last post November 22, 2017, 05:11:17 PM
by Brads70
clip
The end of an era ..... sorry Brad.....

Started by BIGSHCLUNK

12 Replies
546 Views
Last post January 07, 2018, 07:55:56 PM
by BIGSHCLUNK
xx
Hey Brad if you don't buy this I might!!!

Started by HP_Cuda

9 Replies
531 Views
Last post March 09, 2017, 04:51:01 AM
by turbostang7
xx
Hey Brad another AMX!!!

Started by HP_Cuda

6 Replies
336 Views
Last post February 12, 2018, 07:56:54 PM
by Street_Challenged73
clip
Brad, what is this? You have some explaining

Started by Cuda Cody

43 Replies
1580 Views
Last post October 21, 2018, 01:56:44 PM
by nsmall